It seems as if 2016 flew by in a blur.
For most of us authors, it was a year filled with lots of activity. There were lots of edits, rewrites, conferences, submissions and rejections that occured in 2016.
For 2017, it may be filled with the same but how will you approach it?
Will you take what you learned in 2016 into 2017? Will you submit your manuscript to more publishers? Will you rewrite that manuscript in your desk drawer? Will you attend another conference or maybe your first conference? Will you look at those rejections with new eyes and make improvements on your writing?
Whatever you do in 2017, remember that being an author is a privilege that a lot of people WISHED they had the courage to do.
Remember that you, yes you, can improve on being an author if you do one simple thing.
Be the best author you can be.
That means; attending workshops, conferences and seminars geared towards your genre of writing. That means not limiting yourself to one specific audience. That means taking time to market yourself to everyone; not just your family and friends. That means taking a leap of faith and submitting your work to a publisher, editor or doing it yourself.
Whatever you do; do it to the best of your ability.
I hope that your 2016 ends on a high note and that 2017 begins on a higher one.
See you in the new year.